GEOcommand’s Push For Safer and Smarter Cities Is Featured In A Book By Debra Weiss-Randall

An excerpt from “Utilizing Innovative Technologies to Address the Public Health Impact of Climate Change: Emerging Research and Opportunities” by Debra Weiss-Randall, referencing how GEOcommand is helping create urban resilience and safer cities:

 

GIS Platforms

An innovative technology that is helpful in all four phases of emergency
management—preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery—is the
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tool. GIS mapping helps to foster
resilience by enabling communities to prepare ahead of time, operate effectively
during events, and recover more quickly. The world leader in GIS systems
is esri.com. Its ArcGIS platform provides contextual tools for mapping and
spatial reasoning to identify locations and connect information (Esri.com,
2017).

 

NGOs are developing software to interface with municipal systems to create
urban resilience. One such NGO is GEOcommand for a Safer City, which
provides cloud-based software to first responders that use state-of-the-art
GIS technologies from esri.com. All four phases of emergency management
are covered. The multi-layer GIS platform provides situational awareness for
fire, police, public works, local utility companies, and community planners.
Geocommand’s City Aware tool was deployed in a Massachusetts town whose
fire departments (FDs) needed a daily technology tool that could be scaled
up to handle major events and was secure enough to manage data sharing
and prevent unauthorized access. The tool’s GIS mapping enabled them to
modernize their system with digitized, searchable, easily updateable, and
quickly accessed plans (GEOcommand, 2016).

 

Excerpt from:

Weiss-Randall, D. (2017). Utilizing Innovative Technologies to Address the Public Health Impact of Climate Change: Emerging Research and Opportunities. Boca Raton: Florida Atlantic University